The two largest parties have elected their members to the Commons Select Committees, the Lib Dems co
New analysis of data from across Europe shows that cutting spending on welfare increase the likeliho
The coalition’s shaky positions on Afghanistan, education, family matters and the motorist, and the
The Libido Democrat Chris Huhne should be praying that he doesn't suffer the same ignominious fate as David Laws, the short-lived Treasury chief cutter forced to resign over parliamentary expenses.
A week before George Osborne unveiled his first Budget, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) issued a report suggesting that the policy of his predecessor, Alistair Darling, would have reduced the bulk of the deficit by
At an Old Boys' Dinner, and, after toasts had been drunk, the conversation turned, as it invariably does, to what makes a great fag.
“Looks," said Wentworth-Stanley. "Obviously."
As a result of this reckless Budget the UK will suffer a double-dip recession or worse.
The Tories make heavy weather of wanting to cut down on immigration –– yet there seems little eviden
David Cameron came to power as a moderniser, but the Budget shows that the spirit of Thatcher lives
Live: all the measures as they are announced.
The Tories’ “big society” challenges the people, and not just governments, to embrace change. To eff
What matters is not returning to No 10 as soon as possible, but renewal, argues the prominent econom
As the New Statesman hustings showed, the battle for the leadership of the Labour Party has at its h
Baron Cashcroft arrives in town anxious to discover the return on his considerable investment in the Tory party. Dave sends
me to the Connaught to defuse the situation.
Parliament is buzzing with critters.
Labour’s academy programme at least had the noble aim of helping failing schools in poorer areas. Mi
At last, the release of Alastair Campbell's unexpurgated diaries has given us an insight into what happened on 31 May 1994, the night when Tony Blair agreed to stand aside for his great friend and rival Gordon Brown in the Lab
Mark Saville's report into the killing of 14 protesters on "Bloody Sunday" in Derry 38 years ago was widely criticised before its publication on 15 June.
Where the five Labour leadership candidates stand on Iraq, spending cuts, immigration, electoral ref
Analysis of voting in the 2010 election shows that Conservative Britain is becoming ever more of a f
“I didn’t feel like throwing confetti over Clegg and Cameron.”
Margaret Hodge scrapes in as chair of public accounts committee, beating her nearest rival by six vo
The task of articulating a convincing alternative to market liberalism is a formidable one.
If revenge is a dish best served cold, then portly Tommy "Two Dinners" Watson is enjoying a second helping.
The coalition government’s policy on benefits is a puzzle. Early indications suggest that its planne
These days, MPs rarely get the chance to go anywhere more exciting than Brussels if they leave parliament for a prestigious job elsewhere. This was not always so.
If Labour is to survive in the age of new politics, it must transcend its instincts to descend into
The government is using the example of Canada in the 1990s to promote its proposed sweeping spending